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Hi from the Jersey Shore! I'm here with my kids and hubby enjoying the last few weeks of summer. I don't want it to end! I'm not ready for fall!
I can't believe we were in Napa last year. Joe and I would love to go back -- but with our kids. We missed them like crazy! Caroline was lucky to have her brood with her, but I guess the drama never ends with kids, no matter how old they are!
I loved surfing, even though the water was cold. I like challenging myself to do new things. I've never been one to just sit on the sidelines and watch. I wish everyone had come in with us! I thought the water was deeper when I jumped off my board though, which is why I landed so hard. The cold water numbed my foot, so I did wear heels afterwards, which I think made it a little worse. I was in so much pain that night, it was no joke! I think I twisted something and it was swollen, but my boots the next day were the magic cure. They were new, so they were tight, and they kept my foot from swelling any more. I was good as new then!
What a reunion.....You asked your family not to speak of Joe's pending court case on camera because of the ramifications and I understand your request. As soon as cameras start rolling everyone including your family and especially your sister in law seemed eager to discuss Joe going away. Compare that to you flat out walking away from the cameras when conversations opened up regarding Melissa stripping when Kim D was trying to engage you in exposing her. You 100% avoided the convos except to give Melissa a heads up in the Ladies room.
You sharing your story with the magazine about your hubby going away was on your terms - requesting your family not to discuss it on camera is a fair request. Compare that to Jaq not wanting to speak of her son being diagnosed with Autism - yet ok with speaking with it in a magazine interview. Everyone honored her request - due to it also being of personal nature.
Jaq showed complete spite in the reunion - I feel for her situation as I am sure you do but she has a below the belt gut punch that there is no excuse for. Her testimony in Joe's case would never hold up in court because she is a hostile witness.
I hope the cast has a shake up next year to even the playing field the Teresa gang up is exhausting to watch - I am sure you must be exhausted living it. Thank God for Dina - nice to have a voice of reason and someone who gets what you are going through. " They" hate that she is on your side and i love it.
Defending yourself - your friends won't ask you to and your enemies wont believe you - it's just so sad when your enemies are your family. You are a survivor - hang in there.
Boy...... am I glad I read alot of the relys of what's going on. I didn't know that Teresa was ask to invest in the BLK Water. When she didn't, it's like the whole world ened for Caroline. It now begins to make more sense why she has such a hatred toward Teresa. With Teresa's backing cause she has so many follows in her site or BRAVO she'd be the perfect person to promote the water and say she likes it or uses it. Perhaps the lesson here is that Caroline's constant hatefulness isn't justified at all. Her reasons is again about her son's and their adventure. Lets all read these blogs as we can learn from them. Not once has Teresa ever even brought up the BLK issue. So Caroline has a hidden adjenda about why she's really mad.
Good for Teresa..... for once she can sit back relax, and be happy she said nothing about this one. Caroline get a life!
I figured there had to be some self motivated reaon for carolyn's hatred and bullying this season . I love Theresa nd truthfully I think you made the show .I do feel bad if you are hurtingin your marriage and don't want to air it t the world just remember ur so beautiful You dot need him to make you complete pple love you ....not him
You don't understand because you cannot look outside of yourself. Everything is an attack on you and your character, what about looking at how YOUR BEHAVIOR can impact others. Jacqueline loves you and was only trying to support you. She felt you were so busy putting up a front that you arent even honest with her your best friend so she can be a support to you, she has to learn about stuff in the media. Kind of like you learning your husband said all that stuff on tv for the world to see instead of just telling you he is unhappy in the marriage. I am sure if he did that you would be able to get the help and support so it would be real and honorable. Put yourself in the other persons shoes for just a moment.
Just put yourself in their shoes, and everyone is different. Also, as a woman I know we can be petty and emotional and get upset about stupid or easily fixable things. No one is perfect. You're lucky you have a nice family and that they love you. Also, as I mentioned earlier coming from an Iatlian family. My Grandma passed down recipes to my Mom and Aunt and then me and my sister and cousins. So for you to get defensive when Kathy said those were her Moms recipes. She is right, you all come from the same family! Don't get defensive, she was trying to share family love and that bond that only family has. I know we all have the same cannoli, and buckeye, spaghetti sauce recipes. One is my Mom, my cousin would say it is her Moms and etc.... Just say your sorry and say I made a mistake. People will appreciate that, and the arguments will be less.
Hi Teresa, I've been watching the show since the beginning and have always tried to see everything from everyone's perspectives and opinions. I also grew up with an Italian family and I love Italians. I have to tell you Teresa that lately you're driving me crazy because you just can't say you're sorry. You always get defensive and you either just are incapable of thinking of other peoples feelings at the time or you just don't realize because you are selfish and only think of yourself as your family says. I also think people are the way they are. But, you really need to just say your sorry sometimes and think of the other person. If you even care.
Can you please do me a favor and learn how to have an adult disagreement?? Stop repeating everything - you're crazy (Caroline), YOU'RE crazy (Teresa). I can't believe you do that like a five year old then add "how do you like that?" after like you're making some big dig. Look around you Teresa - you have NO ONE!! So when are you gonna start looking inside to figure out that it's YOU?? It's pretty pathetic to see you kiss up to your brother, Melissa and Kathy just because you lost your friendship with Jaq and Caroline. You don't care about anyone - you just want people on "your side" no matter what the cost. I don't like you at all and can't stand listening to your ranting a minute more. If you're back next season I won't be and I will be encouraging NO ONE to watch either. Hope the fame and money were worth it.
P.S. When you apologize don't try justifying why you did what you did otherwise you're making your apology worthless. If I call you an a-hole then say "Oh I'm sorry but you were making faces at me" then I'm not really apologizing. I'm saying I was right for calling you an a-hole bc you were making faces at me. A sincere apology is "I'm really sorry for calling you an a-hole. My feelings were hurt but I shouldn't have said that." Can't believe someone has to explain this to you at your age (and you have the nerve to speak of Caroline's age)!!
MANY TIMES WHE I SEE U IN THE SHOW I C LIKE U ACT LIKE U DONT KNOW NOTHING BUT I KNOW HOW IT IS U USED THAT TO CONTROL PEOPLE AS SOON THEY TRAY TO SAY SOMETHING DIFERENT U GET MAD, AND GO TO THE NEX PERSON WHO LISTEN. ITS ONLY U WAY OR NO WAY.
Dorrian you wrote "U don't know nothing" - that translates as U know everything - double negative rule in the English language. I think you meant - U know nothing. Ha and Kathy calls Teresa's fans an army of idiots ....
Teresa, I haven't always thought you behaved nicely. But, I have to say this year the tide has turned. You are trying to do the right thing. No one is perfect, and I see a lot of stone throwing. You know what they say about people who live in glass houses.... Caroline makes me physically want to throw up! She is jealous, petty and vindictive. I love her catch line... she doesn't have time for drama, yet she is constantly stirring the pot.... her whole family is getting on my nerves. Her boys stick up for her and they know she is wrong.... I'm not sure who you can trust at this point.... I know you are close with your parents, so hopefully you will feel supported by them. Everyone else that I have seen on Bravo... not so much! Tell Joe to get his self together and start treating you with the respect you deserve. Shame on him, it seemed obvious he was on the phone with another woman. Listen to the tape... he hung up and then "pretended" to speak to someone in Italian... he was speaking English before you walked up.... and when he laughed and said don't tell me that.... it was not a man he was talking to.... just be careful and keep your eyes open. You are a grown woman, I think you will do what you need to do and what is right or you. Take care and God Bless you and your beautiful girls ( I love your daughters, each one so speacial and unique)! take care
I don't think you were trying to be mean but EVERYONE at the table had the same misconception?? I think they have brat packed against you and you can feel it.
I really felt for you this show...I always thought Joe was your biggest defender and he was out and out cruel.
It would be great if anyone on the show, other than Teresa, had an ounce of loyalty. She needs her own show! That way she can focus on stayiing positive, it is so sad to see everyone constantly tearing her down. Yeah, the Manzo's and Wakili's are obsessed with jealousy but it would be great if Kathy would stop with the victim act already. Just because she smiled and used a sweet voice doesn't mean we aren't fooled by her dissing Teresa's recipes. Yet Teflon Teresa takes it all in stride. BRAVO - TERESA NEEDS HER OWN SHOW!!
there is no way I would watch a show of just Theresa - I can't imagine what part of her life at this point it could even show without dragging some of the othes right back into her show. Everything going on with her right now has drama from someone or with someone from the show. And there is no way I could watch that cheating husband of hers call her terrible names over and over throughout the entire show either. She needs to qut the show and work on her "FAMILY".
@writeaboutit Seriously? Are you dilusional? If Teresa's head gets any bigger New Jersey won't be able to hold it. What would the show be about? Selling cookbooks and whatever else she is trying to sell?
I have to say I really like Melissa and Teresa together, by themselves, not so much!!! They make a great team and have good chemistry (kind of funny to watch)
I don't get why kathy have to be so jealous and insecure (probably because of Caroline's instigating)
Teresa we love and support you always!!!!!!! Caroline's true colors are showing up more and more each episode, she is the one manipulating (aside from the show editors) to make you look bad, but she is the one who looks terrible!!!!! keep on going!!! xoxo
I could hardly watch last night's episode! You and Joe, Caroline, and best of all Lauren giving advise to Jacqueline! WOW!!!
After watching the show last night I must say I was beyond disgusted with Teresa's husband.Really....he's on the phone with who knows who and refers to her as "his bitch wife".I didn't catch what else he referred to her as,but really.This is how a loving husband talks? I don't think so.There's something dirty in NJ.It looks as though she's hanging on to a marriage that she should let go of.I'd bet he was talking to another woman.Girl get your ducks in a row and leave him .You can do better then that A Hole.From the looks of it....HE is at the root of all your problems.If you were to leave....your friends and family would be there for you.Don't push them away....you're going to need them. Wish you all the best.Time to think of YOU now!
Anyone can see that you meant well with the toast to Joey and Melissa. For the past 2 years you have had problems with them and now you just spent a week of fun together. The toast was sweet. Although you have had problems with Kathy in the past it was nothing like the separation you had with your brother. Kathy was just sensitive because Caroline just stirred the pot with her about how your not trying to move closer to her, otherwise she probably wouldn't havecared less. Caroline is hell bent on destroying you and we all see it.
Caroline is defending her family - just like Theresa is doing or says she is doing through the entire season. If the roles had been reversed and it was Caroline who wrote the book and put things in there about Theresa's kids - T would still be livid too. Theresa constantly goes back to Caroline's sister telling her what a B her sister is - now what is Caroline was going to Joe and saying the same things - she never has done that. She has tried to help them by inviting them to the same things and I don't blame Caroline - an apology while saying "I don't think I owe you an apology to begin with" and laughing through it is not much of an apology.
Teresa -- Caroline intimated her that's what happened. Jacqueline does not have a mind of her own -- you know that, the viewers know that -- duh! Now everyone is saying it's a year later, but guess what, we have to be subjected to what you all did last year and that's what we comment on. It doesn't look good for you and Joe, but I see from current pictures you are all still a happy family. If not, get out, and don't stick around for the kids -- it is not a healthy environment. Joe has not been nice to you this season ... what's up with that phone call. Don't be blind Teresa -- you have a lot going for you. Now I hated your comment about the Golden Gate bridge -- I'm a Californian and we needed a little respect. Still love, love, love you.
Thank god you have those nasty manzos out of your life. She went to extemes to destroy Danielle and now she is doing the same to you. Sorry about Jaq, I can see, you two were close, but Caroline wasnt having it, so the make up was doomed from the beginning. Kathy is nothing but a backstabber and cant be trusted either. I pray that either some people leave or bravo doesnt put the viewers thru another season of this. You have made a name for youself already, I actually wish you would leave. I hate seeing you treated so bad by the ladies and bravo. Shame on them all! You can guarentee if your not on, they will start going at each other, they have all been so mean, I think I would actually enjoy that. Good luck with all your future endeavers. I hope that when your husband watched that scene it was a turning point. I have been married 30 years and I believe in working on the tough times. I also believe in knowing when to say when. Praying for your family and all the happiness you deserve.
My heart breaks for you. You have certainly had to endure betrayal not only from family and friends but also from your husband. There must definitely be a wonderful support system in place for you; giving you strength and love. Bless you Teresa.
Theresa, you are not perfect but I love you. You are a great mom, wife, daughter, sister and friend. Now what you did to Caroline in the cook book was wrong. You apologize and that should have been squashed.
I am going to just put it out there, you are the strongest Jersey Housewife. You took on Caroline, Jacqueline, Kathy and Melissa all at the same time and they STILL didn't break you.
My advice to you is to don't worry what the haters say and you do what you have to do to support family.
Actually Jacqueline pretended to be asleep - Kathy didn't say anything until T grabbed her face because she was looking for quotes from magazine on her Iphone to prove to T something she had said that she was denying at the time; and Melissa never said a word through the whole thing so she was having a conversation with Caroline, everyone else was just sitting there. I didn't see where she took on all of them at the same time - I must have missed that part. And her husband finally had enough sense FOR ONCE to just remove her from the situation by lying about a business deal he had to get back to. I agree she seems to be a great Mom, wife I don't know about - who in their right mind tries to have sex with their husband on a business trip/birthday dinner for someone she isn't even on good terms with, that she knows her entire family will see, nice role model there by the way, sister - she only wants to be Joe's sister if he puts her first in front of his wife and everyone else, she admitted that - "he use to put me first, he called me five times a day, now he stays with her", and friend - from what I've seen Jacqueline has tried to stick by her and Kathy too and she has called both of then the B word, and talked about Kathy like she was trash behind her back. I don't see how people can't see the things she has done.
You did miss it, T has been taking them all on for the last 2 season. I think that why the 3 of them stay out of it this season because they all know it would come off as bullying.
Oh my. It is all so clear now, my heart breaks for you T. This is what I see, a woman that is verbally abused by her brother (probably parental learned), remember how Joey bashed you several times this season? This is something you've dealt with since you were little and you probably don't see it. What kind of brother does that??? And it is now painfully clear you married what you know, you married a verbally abusive, emotionally distant, selfish boy. Why do you allow people to treat you this way? Teresa, they won't change. Only you can change and my advice for you is to run, run far away with your girls and show them how to truly be a strong woman. Your husband has continually humiliated you and it won't stop. Just when you think he's done it all, he will surprise you with something more vile, more humiliating, more abusive than the past. I am so sad for you watching this latest episode and please know there are SO MANY people that are supporting you. Please get some help to see why you allow people to abuse you the way they do.
I can't believe that you allow your husband to treat you so disrespectful!! A simple comment comparing your cookie recepie bothers you and your husband strange behavior and language doesn't?
Voice over is what Bravo thinks we all believe but we dont. Yes her hubby says stuff yucky stuff. But Bravo goes out of their way to catch all the yucky then tape together.. Think about it.
Theresa, you are a very strong woman and all the girls are jealous of you. Hang in there. Don't let there evil ways hurt you. You make the show. They all are boring. Kathie and her husband are nothing but trouble makers. Jacqeline wants to know all about your personal business when she has enought problems of her own and her Husband is no prize either. Melissa and Her husband too.
You have a real problem admitting when you are wrong. You never do anything to anybody and it's always someone else doing something. Jacqueline was right you are fake. Putting out fake stories and then saying I can't control what they print. Well if you didn't say those things it wouldn't be printed...I can't believe you told Jacqueline you didn't care about what she was going through some friend you are. That toast you made was just wrong on so many levels. You live your family your family and you intentionally exclude Kathy and Rich for what? Because you thought she said those were her mother;s recipes? Well she didn't say that so get off it already. So why did you have to try to steal Caroline's thunder? You and Joe getting it on in the vineyard right where everyone could see you guys is disgusting.
Princessdivaz1 I agree!! Theresa's need to be the center of attention negates anything said or done by anyone else. I have good friends in NJ and none of them respond the way she does to friends and family. The behavior of the cast all around would be insulting to me if I lived in that region of the country. Speaking of fake...do you really write the content in your blog? It does not sound like you at all. It is articulate and utilizes correct grammar. The Theresa "flair" is not present so I doubt whether you write your own blog content. When you push your way through the cast to place yourself front and center, other members are going to push back.
If you had a sincere life coach that would help you dig out from all the layers of fertilizer, you might discover the happiness you presented when the show first started. The creative team that discovered this concept of the HW's from geographic regions should study the NJ scenarios and locate the source of the misery of the majority of main characters and remove it from the future timelines to refresh the storyline.
Admitting that your life is out of control would be admirable. It could be the start you need to get the load of insincerity and blame on others out of your way. Get out of your own way and the road will be more enjoyable for yourself, your family and all of the viewers suffering with you!
P.S. Your husband is starting to look like a not very nice guy. I was sorry to see that. I don't know how much of that is due to the Manzo's input or if it's because he has also been under attack in the past couple seasons but he needs to be concerned about his image. If he cares about it, that is. Most people do. He should have stood by you a little more than he did. That would have saved his butt a little.
Teresa, Teresa., Teresa. I don't know what you were thinking but I'm afraid you used some unwise judgment at the vineyard with your husband. I couldn't figure out if it was caused by the fact that your brother is always instigating the sex talk and it's making him popular so you thought you'd try it, whether it's because you felt so isolated within the group and your husband's toast to Caroline made you feel like you were even losing Joe to the group, so you thought you had to do something desperate to keep him on your side, whether you were so afraid that he would stay cranky and then your friends and family would hear him abuse you and curse at you and you just coudn't bear that, or if the phone call he received alarmed you and drove you to do something desperate to keep your husband or if you just feel so demoralized by everyone's betrayal and that drove you to it. Whatever it was, I'm afraid it's going to come back to bite you in the butt someday. It's just another symptom of a very toxic situation that is causing serious damage. As far as everyone making a big deal because you didn't toast Kathy, I didn't really understand that. It just sounded like another excuse to pick at you. That is their favorite sport. You toasted your hosts which is proper etiquette, you toasted your travel-mates and you toasted someone celebrating her birthday. I didn't see them complain because you didn't toast Albee, Chris M., Greg and Lauren. They immediately zeroed in on Kathy not being toasted. I don't know what was in your head whenyou did it but I wonder why they jumped to those conclusions so quickly. Next week's attractions look pretty rough. I think you're all going to have to wear bullet-proof vests to the reunion.
Teresa, you are something else. I've never seen or heard such ridiculousness come out of one persons mouth. You live in another reality that common sense, truth, honesty, and intelligence does not visit. Where loyalty means never saying, "Teresa you're wrong." Where you're SO self-centered that you think your family is out to get you, and that your friends are either with you or against you. And where the words that come out of your mouth have no repercussions and because it's your opinion that those words shouldn't hurt anyones feelings.
P.S. learn the definition of passive aggressive. Perhaps then, when you know what it means, you won't create fights/arguments with people who really want to be there for you. No matter how much you irritate me, I do wish you'd see the light one day.
Too bad Teresa's cruise wasn't this weekend. Good day to get the family out of the country.
Joe Guidice showed his ignorance loud and clear when he made those cringing comments about the beautiful Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco. If you don't like California and all its beauty (which it has by leaps and bounds compared to Jersey), leave and don't come back.
WOW, why don't I think you made that toast to be mean...is Kathy and Richie part of the package deal, everywhere/everytime??? And Kathie can certainly play it out for Caroline as the poor wounded cousin!!! Joke. Anyway, I am hoping that was a special moment between your brother and you, and that when it was Kathie's time for a toast, I'm sure she would've gotten one. Why is she on the show? This stuff is so old...Teresa, gear up for the Reunion show, you're gonna be all alone again!!! Wish I could come and be there, to support you all the way!!!
@legalsadie I totally agree. I really don't understand what the big deal was. For Theresa, this trip meant trying to reconnect with her brother and sister-in-law. The toast was meant to highlight this, acknowledge Chris for setting up the trip and being great host, and Caroline's 50th birthday which as a milestone event. What is Theresa supposed to do? Have a half hour toast to acknowledge everything and everyone? I think Caroline was pissed this whole trip that should could not get Theresa - she's been chomping a the bit to take Theresa down. Those Manzos are a toxic bunch.I thought it was awful how they behaved after the toast. And Kathy ate it up. She's her cousin not her sister. If that scenerio/toast took place in my famly, my cousins would be elated at the reconnection of brother and sister - and not think at all that the toast was a slight or ommission. But the hullaboloo at the table did not start until Caroline decided what it was and all the idiot Manzo's went along with it.
Teresa, Jacqueline, though well meaning, really shoukd stop reading the tabloids. If the New York Times said you were going to jail, then she should have felt slighted. The tabloids thrive on minds like hers that thy can manipulate. I think your husband over the years has been very disrespectful to you and next week's episode in which he says "here comes my bitch-ass wife", on national tv is the epitome of disrespect. I do think you are doing a good job raising your daughters, though I didn't like the fact that you give your opinion about Melissa around them because they've repeated things on camera. Hopefully that will change. Dump Joe Guiice and find a man tha respects you.
I don't think your innocent and you have your faults but Caroline is the bug in Jacqueline's ear. I used to like both Caroline and Jacqueline but this season, I can't warm up to them. Stay true to yourself but you should try to mend the family situation - I saw a bond between you and Melissa that I've never seen in any of the episodes. Family is important and you only have one brother!!!
Family IS important but I don'tn think Melissa will ever be a real friend to you. I read all her old blogs about you and they were really really bad.She has your brother and now she wants the fame you achieved. She is the one that is jealous of you! Now that shes in a good place she wants to be friends but don't trust her, its always about her and she really doesn't like you at all
Well it's funny how Caroline could not stand the fact that Teresa and Jaqueline made up and that her and Melissa were getting along! She had to whisper in Kathy's ear and say I don't see Teresa trying to make up with you. That was so childish of Caroline and only someone with demons would do that! That was not mature and she hates hates hates the fact that Dina loves Teresa! Come on Caroline does not look good in the color called jealousy green.